It's the last week of the year. Have I kept up on blog posts? Not really but that's OK. Next year will be better. Have I done all the work on marketing I could have done? No, but it's OK. Basically everything is just going to be OK.
However I want next year to be better than OK. I want it to be big, better, happier, more fun. But who's going to make that happen? Well, I am. I will. I just have to want it bad enough. I need to push myself to make things better not just OK or getting by. It's up to me and this year, I need to do that.
2018 brings us to 20 years of marriage. It brings a teenager and double digits. It brings us to more challenges too. Positivity, love and patience will pay off. Not just in business but in life. I'm not feeling the positivity, love, patience right now. I feel more sluggish, worried and down. I know I don't always look or sound down. I put on my happy face pretty well and it helps me get through the day. For the upcoming new year, I need to make myself positive, loving and patient. I need to make it happen for myself as I always have. I need to lift up those around me as I always have. I need to rely on myself for the outcome I want or need. It's a hard task. Sorry I'm spilling my guts here on this last week of the year. I need to write it somewhere and you are my audience. Maybe this will be relatable to some of you. Maybe you need this push as much as I do.
As we close out the year, I can say that I did some pretty cool assignments this year. I'm loving the black background / vflat portraits I've been doing lately. I love that I went to Lake Tahoe and San Diego for Kia. I love that I got recommended to shoot an event for Mazda. I love that I had so many amazing portrait clients. I love that I met so many new people this year through my photography. I may not be the most terrific photographer in the world, but I'm not terrible either. I've got skills. I have fans. I have love.
xo and Happy New Year, c